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by Eidoloneliz23
Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

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by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Nov 29, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design -Thank You! James

Hi James! I’m writing to thank you for your help in getting my my trailer build dimensions correct. The trailer turned out beautifully, and the boat fit on it like a glove, I set up the tongue weight with a scale and she towed smoothly with a few up and down wiggles I think, due to the tongue length...
by Eidoloneliz23
Tue May 23, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

Thanks for the tips James!
Onward I go!!!

Elizabeth
by Eidoloneliz23
Mon May 22, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

DIMs
Aft tubes at 30”
Amid and fwd tubes at 28”
And yes, my screw pads have 24 inch long threaded sections

What is the pinhole at 4 inches from the bottom used for? Is it just another Pin position at the extremis?

Cheers!!
by Eidoloneliz23
Mon May 22, 2023 12:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

Hi James, Happy Summer!! Well, the shed is completed, my mast is unstepped and I’ve nearly completed the trailer. I’ve begun setting up the drill press to drill the jackstands…lots of holes and lots of cutting oil in my future. :mrgreen: I’m getting sweaty brains around where the first hole should b...
by Eidoloneliz23
Mon Apr 03, 2023 1:40 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Pacer-New Fav. Marine Wiring Supplier - Manufacturer Located in Sarasota FL
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

Pacer-New Fav. Marine Wiring Supplier - Manufacturer Located in Sarasota FL

Hello, I’m beginning to source the wiring I need to wire my new trailer that I’m building. I generally use Ancor tinned marine wire for my wiring needs on board and for the mast especially. When I began searching on Amazon and other places for a quality split wiring harness for my trailer, I ran int...
by Eidoloneliz23
Sat Mar 25, 2023 11:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29

Hi James, Thanks!! and you are so right about occasional trailer use and cost of straps. I got these straps in and they’re very well-built. The ratchet assemblies are well-made and heavy duty so hopefully I won’t get frustrated by them. Sometimes the cheaper ones seem to be evil and frustrating. The...
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29

Hello All, After research and talking with a couple of boat haulers, I’ve settled on US Cargo Control (USCC) brand straps SKU 8840-FH-BLU. …yes blue 😳😊 https://www.uscargocontrol.com Webbing breaking strength - 20,000 lbs Assembly breaking strength - 16,200 lbs WLL - 5400 lbs The strap includes a la...
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

Thanks! Got it!!
by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Mar 15, 2023 1:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

Hello James, I’m busy cutting the exsiting jack stand tubes off the trailer!!! making a lot of progress. The 2.5” steel will arrive in about a week or two and will start welding them on then. YAY!! Yes, I have one more question. 🙃 The measurement for the 2.5” tube supports that are welded to the fra...
by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Mar 15, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Favorite Odd Tools
Replies: 9
Views: 8771

Re: Favorite Odd Tools - 2 Strainer Basket Wrenchs for Stuffing Box Adjustments

This looks like an older thread, but I’m going to go ahead and contribute. A couple tools popped in my mind when I start looking through this thread. I have two of the strainer basket wrenches, that are in the plumbing section of hardware stores. They are thinner than big crescent wrenchs or smooth ...
by Eidoloneliz23
Fri Mar 10, 2023 4:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

James Thanks! I have all the information needed now to be comfortable with the remainder of this project. Most of the welding is being done by a seasoned certified welder, that knows the ins and outs. Maybe I can learn how to weld decently before this is over? I’m trying my hand at the fenders and f...
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Mar 09, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

And yep, the washer is on the wrong side so I won’t lose them 😊
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Mar 09, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

Threaded portion of jackstands in progress. Threaded portion with swivel plates are built. Steel Plates are 10” X 6” Three-quarter ply pads 12 X 12 inches are cut primed and painted on one side and edges primed thoroughly. Quarter inch recycled, rubber sheet material cut to fit each pad individually...
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Mar 09, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

And P.S. There was an Alberg 30 in front of me in the yard. Our dimensions are almost identical… and It had the outboard well modification. I suspect it’s one that you had done.
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Mar 09, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

James, Thanks… I am setting up the metal on paper now and getting ready for the torch and grinder. 😳😊 I’m planning to cut off the existing 2 inch tubes lined with PVC (6) hopefully without warping them or melting the PVC pipe insert (insert is 8”)then reuse them as the top tube in the telescoping po...
by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Mar 08, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 27
Views: 8351

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Isheaf! Nice work, that’s a fab looking dinghy.
How did it tow?
by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Mar 08, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29

Hello All, I called a local boat hauler and chatted about tie down straps. He uses a 14,000 GVWR trailer to haul full keel sailboats. 15,000 pound straps were recommended and he talked about strapping perpendicular to the trailer as his preference to prevent possible loosening of the straps. I’ve al...
by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Mar 08, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

James, thanks!! Yes, currently the 2” square tubing section that is welded to the trailer is lined with PVC pipe with the 1.25” threaded rod sitting on top on a washer and nut. I think the boat that’s on the trailer in the rudder picture at your shop, is a Pearson Triton based on the rudder straps i...
by Eidoloneliz23
Tue Mar 07, 2023 2:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

Thank You so much James!!!!This is so thorough!! …and the aft removable section is such a great idea. I was just about to weld it on. I am glad this was caught thanks to your information. It will be perfect for dropping the rudder while she is on the trailer. The rudder is rebuilt with new bearing s...
by Eidoloneliz23
Tue Mar 07, 2023 2:09 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

Thank You so Much James!!!!
by Eidoloneliz23
Mon Mar 06, 2023 1:32 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: Trailer Jack Stand Design

After looking closely at materials, it appears that the piece of square tubing with the collar on it is actually receiver tube. Receiver tube is perfect because it doesn’t have the welded seam and allows tube in tube to slide smoothly.
by Eidoloneliz23
Sat Mar 04, 2023 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailer Jack Stand Design
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Trailer Jack Stand Design

18FFEE41-06EB-43EC-82CC-382BA3000477.jpeg Hi James, My shed is built and I’m finishing up the trailer to haul my boat home. WOOOO HOOOOO! I have a question about the jackstands. Is there any way you could measure the screw jackstands on your trailer in this picture? Currently I have one piece of 2 ...
by Eidoloneliz23
Sat Mar 04, 2023 8:47 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Bristol 24 - repairing the arch under the deck stepped mast
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Bristol 24 - repairing the arch under the deck stepped mast

One place you might want to check is the website Bristol29.com that David Browne created. David has passed but his wife is diligently maintaining the website and keeping it up. There’s a wealth of information for Bristol Sailboat people. If you look at what he did with his boat Sally B. you’ll see w...
by Eidoloneliz23
Sat Mar 04, 2023 8:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Strap Recomendation for Hauling a 8600# Full Keel Sloop on a Trailer - 1965 Bristol 29

Hello All, I’m preparing to trailer my Bristol 29 and I’d like recommendations on strap width, strap attachment styles and ratings. I’m planning on using two straps for the hull and lashing my mast to the pulpit and Push pit with a big fender support in the center. Your help would be greatly appreci...
by Eidoloneliz23
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Setting up the Mast for safe travel on a trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Setting up the Mast for safe travel on a trailer

Thanks James!!!
I think I’ve have a pretty good idea … I’ve done it before.
I’ve just forgotten the details on how did it other than lashing the 2 X’s to the pull and push pits.

Love this site!!! :D

Elizabeth
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Setting up the Mast for safe travel on a trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Setting up the Mast for safe travel on a trailer

Hello, I’ll be unstepping my mast soon!! I am soliciting your ideas and input on how to secure the mast on deck …(horizontal 😊) I’ve done this in the past by putting two bys on the pulpit and push pit and lashing with yacht braid. Any ideas that would be less stressful for my pulpit and pushpin woul...
by Eidoloneliz23
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: 1966 Bristol 29 Mast Step Interior Update - Prepared to Dive In….Well Soon
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: 1966 Bristol 29 Mast Step Interior Update - Prepared to Dive In….Well Soon

Hi Kurt!
Thanks for the welcome!
I have a trailer that’s almost finished and I’m going to bring her home to do the interior and investigate the mast support. Your ideas are appreciated I’ll start posting when I get her on her new trailer at home.

Elizabeth
by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Washing awlgrip hull paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: Washing awlgrip hull paint

I too use Dawn when there’s a lot of stubborn stuff on my boat and have ignored her… But I do follow with Awlwash also and it IS pricey stuff. For spots that are stubborn I carefully use Finess It followed by the Awlgrip sealer…. But in the back of my mind I know that if I were to need to topcoat wi...
by Eidoloneliz23
Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: 1966 Bristol 29 Mast Step Interior Update - Prepared to Dive In….Well Soon
Replies: 2
Views: 993

1966 Bristol 29 Mast Step Interior Update - Prepared to Dive In….Well Soon

Hello All Plastic Classics Cap’ns!!! I’m new to posting on this forum. I have a 1966 Bristol 29 that I am preparing to bring home to begin an interior update and also address a soft area in the foredeck and possibly shoring up the mast step support, I too see a deflection in the deck near the step/b...